The AAS degree programs are best suited to students with college experience who are clear about their interests in the field of design and prepared for rapid immersion in a professional course of study. Our students enter the school as experienced attorneys, bankers, teachers, stockbrokers, and chefs. When they graduate from Parsons, they are merchandisers, fashion designers, graphic artists, and interior designers versed in the language, process, and technology of their new fields.
They are also highly sought-after talents on the job market: Among AAS degree graduates from 2008, 96 percent of employed survey respondents had found work related to their major.
Qualified applicants who wish to complete their design training in a short time can apply to the Fast Track program, which enables students to earn their degree with 34 credits in a single academic year (fall and spring semesters).For students who work, the program offers part-time study with classes offered in the evening. For further flexibility, many courses are offered online. The AAS Fashion Marketing and Graphic Design degrees can be completed entirely online from anywhere.
Challenging, rigorous coursework defines Parsons' AAS programs. Courses and sequences are as intense as professional design work itself, and we encourage students to round out their training with internships at one of the many design-driven companies based in New York City. Access to job fairs and one-on-one career advising sessions give you the competitive edge upon graduation.